The ability to stop opponent's attacks. Unconditionally the most important ability for all types of defenders. Inner midfielders may also put this ability to good use, as can wingers.
All types on defender use this skill to calculate the defence ratings, with wingbacks primarily contributing to side defence, and central defenders primarily contributing to central defence.
In midfield, inner midfielders contribute to all defence rating, particularly when played defensively. Wingers only contribute to the relevant side defence rating.
It is relevant on all players when using the Pressing tactic.
The main method by which this skill can be improved is defending training, but note that this skill can also be improved by training defensive positions.